The Fall Classic is set to get underway again tonight as the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants battle to own Major League Baseball’s World Champions title. While some might be trying to clown the World Series
for not featuring the big market teams, do you think the Giants and Rangers fans give a damn about all that? They just want to watch their respective team win the thing. Embrace the new blood. Embrace Tim Lincecum. Embrace Cliff Lee. Embrace Josh Hamilton. Embrace Cody Ross. Embrace the fact that this series will more than likely be a night-in, night-out pitching duel, starting with Lee and Lincecum.
Now, while IF isn’t necessarily known as a baseball blog, that doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyed around here; but because my views aren’t comprehensive, I turned to some sports blog friends so they could offer their thoughts about the upcoming Giants/Texans series, all in 10 words or less. Enjoy:
Hugging Harold Reynolds, king of the Blogs With Balls expo, offers this succinct thought that goes a long way to describe some of the apathy from the “big baseball markets” below:
Who’s playing again? Doesn’t matter, I have Cablevision.
Sad, but true. Follow Harold here.
Next up, the gents at Detroit4Lyfe, with another fitting quote:
Beard, machine, thongs & cocaine? Sounds like an awesome party.
Yes. Yes it does. Follow D4L here.
Keeping with the drug references is Eric Gargiulo of the Camel Clutch Blog, who offers this gem:
I am looking forward to seeing Tim Lincecum use the trophy as a huge bong in the offseason.
It’s funny `cause it’s true. Follow Eric here.
Now for the lady of the group, Sooze of Babes Love Baseball. Sooze is a hugely massive fan of Joe Mauer, but her love for Joe might be on hold for now:
Joe who? Gerald Buster Dempsey Posey III is my new boyfriend.
Do these Fall Classic romances last, though? Follow Sooze here
Next we have Nicholas of PSAMP, who is no doubt lamenting the plight of his Pittsburgh Pirates as we speak.
Freddy Sanchez: World Series champs MVP. Go former Pirates!
See what I mean? Follow Nick here.
The prolific Ethan Jaynes didn’t disappoint, either.
Rangers are in the World Series? You have got to be on crack! … wait
I really hope Josh Hamilton and Ron Washington have tough outer-shells. Follow Ethan here.
Now it’s time for David Chalk of 7th Inning Stache and Bugs and Cranks to offer his take. Weep for Hinske:
Eric `Shitske` Hinske must feel so empty now. Go Giants.
In Hinske’s defense, not much else he could do, really. Follow David here.
Finally, we have Anthony Panici of the world-renowned Paneech blog. I’m a fan, so if it’s not world-renowned, it damn well should be. I think you’ll notice a theme here:
I would like to see the Texas Rehabbers, I mean Rangers win only because I like Nolan Ryan.
So what we have here is a case of rehabbers versus pot smokers. Who’s your money on? As for me, my 10 words go something like this:
Thank goodness it’s basketball season. Try scheduling earlier, Bud.
Like I said, IF isn’t known as being the biggest baseball blog, and with good reason. Actually, I’m probably rooting for the Giants because I was born near San Francisco, and I do like Lincecum, regardless of how much he smokes (or doesn’t). That being said, I’m expecting the Rangers to win and your MVP will be Cliff Lee.
I just hope he doesn’t wind up in New York after the Texans’ season is over, because that would only further my lack of baseball knowledge.